Brad Layland, CEO of The FOCUS Group since 2012, has more than 25 years of fundraising and consulting experience to draw from as he partners with organizations to fulfill their missions through effective fundraising strategies. Layland’s expertise is providing high level fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations that incorporates major donor strategies, training workshops, planned gift marketing, and capital campaign counsel. In 2013, he launched the Taking Donors Seriously® online training program, which equips individuals and organizations to be more effective in raising financial support. An elder at Good News Presbyterian Church, he serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations including Veritas Classical Christian School, Young Life St. Augustine, Christian Surfers US, Somebody Cares St. Augustine, and Young Life of Greater New York. In addition to running The FOCUS Group, Layland owns the largest real estate brokerage in St. Augustine, Endless Summer Realty. Brad received his BA in communications from the University of Florida and his MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.